If there is one phrase that my children will remember me for, it may be this one: there is no excuse for ugly. I say it all the time, they quote me on it all the time. There has never been a season in their lives they have not heard it.
So, being true to my catch phrase, I decided to gussy up the cabin we are staying in here at Camp. The cabin is darling in structure, but lacking in civilization. Did I mention its infested with scorpions? They are on the walls, ceiling, floor. I sleep with one eye open because we have to kill so many every day. Mmm-hmm.
Since I didn't bring a truckload of decor with me, I had to use what we had in our suitcases or could obtain freely in nature. So, I gathered wildflowers and packed them into the jumbo tin cans discarded from the Camp kitchen, tied all my bandannas together to make a pennant banner for the front porch and gathered twigs together to make a hippie style 70's sunburst pattern for the main downstairs wall (the center is cardboard covered in burlap, which I found in the Camp handcraft shed).
My babies are here recovering from all-nighters in their various Camp adventures. And we are living in this space for a few weeks while I finish up my volunteering. It is our temporary nest! So there is no excuse for it to be ugly.